Salmon Fly Fishing
Our local rivers offer salmon fly fishing opportunities for all 5 species of Pacific Salmon. Some of our salmon runs can exceed 20 million fish, and hooking up to 50+ salmon on the fly during an 8hr outing is a reality. It’s hard to believe, but it is true. It’s not uncommon for guests to land several hundred salmon on the fly during a multi-day stay! We have some of the most experienced fly fishing guides in the area, specializing in both single-handed and double-handed fly fishing techniques.
We first start focusing on salmon fly fishing trips in late July or early August, when the Sockeye Salmon start appearing in the Pitt River. This Sockeye Salmon run is quite large and anglers can expect some very exciting days on the fly. This specific fishery lasts into early September. The Pitt River Sockeye Salmon are some of the largest Sockeye in North America, and unlike many other Sockeye stocks, these are aggressive fish that are willing to chase a fly. Our fly fishing guides will show you everything you need to know to have success, and we supply all the necessary salmon fly fishing tackle, including breathable waders, wading boots, single-handed fly rods, flies, etc. Unfortunately, we do not supply spey rods, as they tend to be more of a “personal” piece of equipment that anglers prefer to bring with them.
Every 2 years and on odd years only, enormous Pink Salmon runs enter our rivers in August and September, creating a dream fishery for any avid fly angler. These are some of our largest salmon runs and can number as high as 20+ million fish! The fish are very aggressive and are more than willing to chase a fly, providing the angler with constant action all day long. It is safe to say that this is one of our most consistent fisheries and many of our returning guests book their Pink Salmon fly fishing trips more than 1 year in advance in order to secure their prime fishing dates. This is a great fishery for both the beginner and advanced fly angler, and also for family and large group outings. With so many fish around, everyone will catch fish! Don’t miss out on this great fishing experience!
From mid Sept to mid Nov, Chum Salmon & Coho Salmon arrive in our rivers in great numbers, creating our famous fall salmon fishery! These fish are present in the rivers until late Dec. The Chum Salmon are the most abundant of the fall salmon species. Their abundance, large size, superb fighting abilities, and willingness to chase down flies makes them a favorite amongst many of our fly fishing guests. The feisty and acrobatic Coho Salmon is the icing on the cake to our fall salmon fishery. These scrappy fish are also aggressive and eager to chase a fly, but can be moody at times, thus providing the fly angler with a bit more of a challenging experience!